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Module Code: MAN211
Module Title: International Management
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
This module aims to introduce students to key issues in international business and management from the perspective of the multinational enterprise and to compare different national traditions of corporate organisation and governance.
Learning outcomes 
A. Understand the nature of multinational enterprise (MNEs), the growth of the multinational enterprise in a globalizing economy, and the cultural and institutional context of MNEs;


B. Analyze key issues in the decision-making processes of MNEs, evaluate the major considerations to be taken into account in MNEs strategic formulation;


C. Analyze the strategy implementation process, and evaluate systems of organisations and management for MNEs


D. Develop report-writing skills, their capacity to present and discuss work orally, and their capacity for independent research.

Method of teaching and learning 
The module involves a range of teaching strategies including lectures, weekly seminars and case studies. Independent research and study will be encouraged throughout to complement group work activities. Student-led case analysis will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences of cohort members. Additional material will be in the form of web-based reading and research, selected texts, journal articles and contemporary magazine and press articles.
Syllabus 
• The growth of multinational corporations and explanations for their evolution (US, UK, continental Europe and East Asia).


• Trends in international investment.


• Foreign investment strategies; joint ventures.


• Business groups.


• Systems of international governance and management: devolution and control.


• The recruitment and internationalisation of managers.


• Financial, taxation and legal issues in the multinational corporation.


• The multinational corporation and labour.


• The multinational corporation and governments.


• Marketing across cultures.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     12      112  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 80.00
2 Group Presentation 10.00
3 Individual Report 10.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 10:34:36 AM